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Vincent Rota (1703–1785)

Rota, Vincent (rō’tä). An Italian littérateur; born at Padua in 1703; died there in 1785. He wrote a great number of theatrical pieces, remarkable for their facility of expression and their witty but not unkind satires; including ‘The Dead Alive,’ ‘The Icy Shepherd,’ and ‘The Fantasm.’ He also wrote ‘The Conflagration of the Time of St. Anthony of Padua: A Tale’ (1749), in imitation of Boccaccio; and many dialogues and epistles in Latin.